What is a STEAM kit?
STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math.
Wolcott Public Library’s STEAM kits extend learning beyond books for
hands-on exploration. Each kit contains a book and related activities
that help children make connections to what they’ve learned.
How to use:
Families should explore the STEAM kits together. Start by reading the
book, then watch the included video or experiment with the activities.
Ask your child questions and help them relate the activities to the book.
Kits go out for 1 week with no renewals. The replacement fee for each
kit is $75. Adult supervision is required.
These STEAM kits are made possible through
the Friends of Wolcott Public Library
the Krasnovski Memorial Fund.
A first look at coding! Learn how to use programming blocks using a free app and the Scratch Jr. cards to create animation, stories, and games, and use the dials on Code-a-pillar’s back to send him down a programmed path.
- Scratch Jr. Coding Cards (75 pieces)
- Code-a-pillar Twist
- Code-a-pillar instruction sheet
- My First Coding Book
Explore magnetism and see how it can be used to create all kinds of 2D and 3D works of art using the Picasso Tiles.
- Magnets Push, Magnets Pull by David A. Adler
- Bill Nye the Science Guy: Magnetism (DVD)
- Picasso Tiles (60 pieces)
Explore the ins and outs of electricity and build over 100 electrifying projects using Snap Circuits!
- Electronics for Kids by Oyviind Nydal Dahl
- Bill Nye the Science Guy: Electrical Current (DVD)
- Snap Circuits (30 pieces + instruction manual)
Learn about building and engineering from Bill Nye and Shannon Hunt, then put what you’ve learned to the test with Gravity Maze!
- Engineered! By Shannon Hunt & James Gulliver Hancock
- Bill Nye the Science Guy: Simple Machines (DVD)
- Gravity Maze (1 base, 10 blocks, 3 balls, 60 cards)